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March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Universal Truckload Files Shelf Registration With SEC

Universal Truckload Services, Warren, Mich., has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which allows the company to sell one or more shares of its common stock, preferred stock, rights and warrant

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Penske Completes Purchase of Bright Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co. has completed the acquisition of Texas-based Bright Truck Leasing & Bright Distribution, a privately owned full-service truck leasing, truck maintenance, commercial truck rental and logistics services provider

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Pricing Leverage May Be Shifting to Carriers, Index Says

For the first time since July 2008, Internet Truckstop's Market Demand Index has risen above 7 last week, an indication that pricing leverage has shifted in favor of the motor carrier

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

AMSA Announces Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

The Moving and Storage Institute has honored Charles G. "Charlie" McDaniel, chairman of the board of The Hilldrup Companies, with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Driver Health Awareness Walk Coming Up At MATS

Drivers who are thinking about getting fit, wanting to stay healthy, or looking for tips to enhance their workouts can join Bob Perry, "The Trucker Trainer," for a 1.5-mile Health Awareness Walk Friday, March 26, during the Mid-America Trucking Sho

Tags: Events

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

TCA Honors 19 Members For Longevity

The Truckload Carriers Association has honored 19 members for the longevity of the companies within the organization

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

ITLC/NAFC Annual Meeting Set For May

The Information Technology & Logistics/National Accounting & Finance Council 2010 Annual meeting and Exhibition is set for May 3-6, 2010 at the Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island in Florida

Tags: Events

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

States Set Off Alarms about Highway Funding Cut-Off; Safety at Risk

State departments of transportation are setting off emergency flares to get Congress's attention over yesterday's cut-off of federal highway and transit funds. "Last night the highway and transit programs in our country came to a screeching halt,

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Layoffs Continue at YRC Despite Restructuring

The most recent layoffs at YRC include 90 employees in the IT department, Reuters says.

Less-than-truckload giant YRC Worldwide has laid off about 200 workers from its Overland Park headquarters and its Akron, Ohio, facility over the month of Februar

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Gain 2.9 Cents in Second Straight Jump

While diesel prices head up, oil prices have been unpredictable, rallying to above $80 a barrel and settling at $78.70 a barrel at the end of trading Monday. (Photo by Shell)

Diesel prices were up for the second week in a row, gaining 2.9 cents to a national average of $2.861 a gallo

Tags: Fuel and Oil

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation Programs Facing Shutdown Due to Funding Conflict

It appears possible that major federal transportation programs will have to be temporarily shut down early next week, due to a congressional conflict over funding

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Revision of GDP Growth Bodes Well For Trucking Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised its estimate for real gross domestic product growth to 5.9 percent for the fourth quarter, a boost over an earlier estimate of 5.7 percent growth

Tags: Economy

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Prime Donates Meals to Haiti Relief Effort

Prime, Inc. has paid for 100,000 healthy meals for the people of Haiti, thanks to a donation to Kids Against Hunger, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

TTMA Gears Up For Annual Meeting in April

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association will hold its 68th Annual Meeting on April 21-25, 2010, at the Omni Orland Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla

Tags: Events

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

CARB Underway With Training Seminars on New Vehicle Regs

The California Air Resources Board is underway with its free training seminars, which describe the requirements for the Truck and Bus regulation and the Heavy Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas regulation

Tags: Events

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Committee Strikes Down Bill For Biodiesel Blend

A bill to institute a 5 percent biodiesel blend in Iowa was shot down by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committe

February 26, 2010 - Industry News

Iveco, Navistar Call it Quits on Australian Truck Marketing Relationship

Iveco Trucks Australia Limited will no longer market Navistar's International brand trucks in Australia starting in October 2010

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

Walmart Sets Goal to Reduce GHG Emissions

Walmart Stores plans to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

ATA Calls Appeals Court Decision on LA Port Concessions a 'Non-Event'

A Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Port of Los Angeles on eight requirements on truck drivers serving the port, but the court battle is not over. (Photo courtesy of Port of Los Angeles)

In response to a Wednesday decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow eight concession agreements to continue at the Port of Los Angeles, the American Trucking Associations called the ruling a "non-event,

Tags: Intermodal

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bans Motorists From I-380, I-84; Lowers Speed Limit

In response to the severe winter storm hitting the Northeast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the State Police have banned all commercial traffic, motorcycles and recreational vehicles on Interstates 380 and 84 until further notice

Tags: Highways

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

State DOTs Use Social Networking to Get the Word Out

More and more state transportation departments are using social networking sites to get the word out to the traveling public, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. From a survey of 32 state DOTs, AASHTO found that 26 states, or 81 percent, are now on Twitter, while almost half of those surveyed have a Facebook page. Meanwhile, 18 states have an active YouTube channel

February 25, 2010 - Industry News

MEMA Supports Bill to Provide Credit to Manufacturers

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has applauded the efforts behind the introduction of the Manufacturing Modernization and Diversification Act in the House of Representatives

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado DOT Offers Alerts Via E-mail, Text Message

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new communications tool that will allow users to receive e-mail and text message updates on transportation topics and travel conditions, including news for truck drivers

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy to Speak at Green Truck Summit

U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson

The organizers of the Green Truck Summit have tapped U.S. Under Secretary for Energy Kristina Johnson, Ph.D., to deliver the keynote address at the summit in St. Louis on March 9

Tags: Events

February 24, 2010 - Industry News

CSX, Union Pacific Come Together For Domestic Interline Container Program

The new Umax program will provide customers with access to more than 20,000 containers and more than 600 service lanes. (Photo by CSX)

CSX Intermodal has partnered with Union Pacific Railroad to introduce a new domestic interline container program called Umax

Tags: Intermodal

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